May 2014


Fast and fun
DOBBS DAVIS takes a close look at the Bolt 37

ROB WEILAND has his own slant on the Oracle Team USA cheating scandal and its repercussions

One stop shop
Persico celebrate the successful launch of Rán V

Ever shrinking
DOBBS DAVIS looks at some of the rigging innovations on Niklas Zennström’s latest mini maxi

DAVE HOLLOM took some time out from designing foils to have a crack at a new International 14… and things have worked out rather well

Off the shelf
MAGNUS CLARKE and his skipper FRED EATON are taking a break from C-Class racing but not before putting in place a brilliant new initiative to encourage wider growth in the fleet


Commodore’s letter


TERRY HUTCHINSON loses a rig… but wins a regatta, PETER HOLMBERG wraps up another successful Caribbean season and JAMES BOYD takes a look at the Ocean Masters Imoca series

World news
New IRC designs shine in La Trinité, young chargers challenge in the Transat AG2R, LOÏCK (PEYRON) returns to his roots, a right royal dust-up in Auckland, the return of Big Red, a nice debut for Rán V – and Phoenix – at PalmaVela, the mighty McConaghy 38 and Atlantic Cup success. BLUE ROBINSON, IVOR WILKINS, PATRICE CARPENTIER, DOBBS DAVIS, CARLOS PICH

Paul Cayard
If you’re going to try something new then why not start at the very top of the scale…

IRC column
And a visit around some of the ‘other’ areas of operation of the rating office with JAMES DADD

Design – Genuine dual purpose
GINO MORRELLI and PAUL HAKES talk to DOBBS DAVIS about their all-new HH66 Supercat – the latest in an exciting new genre

Seahorse regatta calendar

RORC news

Seahorse build table – Beaujolais nouveau
TORBJORN LINDERSON has had his (multihull) pencil out once again

Sailor of the Month
Youthful genius all…